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Moonlight 1.0 released – Open source implementation of Microsoft Silverlight for UNIX systems

It might be the best news for web developers who’re developing applications under UNIX/Linux platforms that Moonlight 1.0 has been released today.

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Moonlight is an open source implementation of Silverlight (, primarily for Linux and other Unix/X11 based operating systems. In September of 2007, Microsoft and Novell announced a technical collaboration that includes access to Microsoft's test suites for Silverlight and the distribution of a Media Pack for Linux users that will contain licensed media codecs for video and audio.

I have to thank all Novel Moonlight development team for this release.

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